Page 6, 7th March 1986

7th March 1986
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Merton Complications Of An Elusive Man

The Seven Mountains of Thomas Merton by Michael Mott (Sheldon Press, £19.50). THOMAS Merton chose a life of cloistered silence as a Trappist, yet his voice echoed round the......

Candide Without The Humour

A Fortunate Life by A B' Facey (Viking, £10.95). IF ever proof was needed that we all have at least ONE book inside us, waiting only for pen to be put to paper, then this is......

Tinker Tailor. Soldier . . .

The Perfect Spy by John le Carre (Hodder, £9.95). HOW do you classify John le Carre? His novels are as long as blockbusters (this one is 463 large pages), but so much better......

England's Pastures Green

Divine Landscapes by Ronald Blythe (Viking,. £14.95). THIS is a very handsome book with photographs by the late Edwin Smith. Its appearance may mislead people into thinking it a......

Living Under A Yoke

The Dhimmi: Jews & Christians under Islam by Bat Ye'or (Associated University Presses, Hardback £18.95; Paperback £7.50). THE word "Dhimmi" itself is a mystery to most people.......

Its Only Words, And Words . . .

THEATRE DIALOGUE rather than plot or action is the chief characteristic of two recent London productions. The National Theatre production of Glengarry Glenross by David Mamet......